Seven Classic TV Christmas Episodes to Boost Your Holiday Spirit

Every December, I rewatch classic TV Christmas episodes either on DVD or via reruns on cable. Series like “Frasier” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” had multiple Christmas shows over the years, including some great ones such as Raymond’s “Christmas Present,” in which Ray (Ray Romano) hopes to get Debra’s (Patricia Heaton’s) approval to go on a [Read More…]

Phil Rosenthal Finds Beauty & Friendship on Food/Travel Show “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”

Can a taste of homemade gelato in Tuscany produce a transcendent moment of beauty? It did for Phil Rosenthal, the comedy writer and creator of “Everybody Love’s Raymond,” in his new PBS food/travel series “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.” While Phil admits that he’s not a religious man, he actually tears up a little because [Read More…]

Bill Murray and Others Offer Jokes for the Pope – and a Good Cause

Today, I discovered a website called JokeWithThePope.org, which is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies, “the Catholic Church’s official support organization for overseas missions since 1822, providing for a global network of people who are making a difference for communities in need around the globe. These change-makers offer help to the most vulnerable communities of [Read More…]

Jim Gaffigan: I Love Talking About Religion & Making It Appeal to Others

The recently opened Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in downtown Manhattan hosted a panel discussion and screening of Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan’s TV Land comedy series “The Jim Gaffigan Show” this past Tuesday night. Though I wasn’t there, The Christophers’ Father Jonathan Morris served as the moderator and discussed the topic of religion with [Read More…]


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